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Kettering-based communications consultancy, Media Outcomes, has become the first business in the country to achieve accreditation under the police-approved Secured Environments business security scheme.

As featured in the July print issue of Professional Security Magazine, Secured Environments is a new risk management standard, launched earlier this year to promote good security practice in organisations by focusing on strategy, process and people. It complements the ACPO-supported Secured by Design initiative.

Media Outcomes received its Secured Environments accreditation during a ceremony at its headquarters at the SATRA Innovation Park, Rockingham Road. Association of Chief Police Officers Crime Prevention Initiative (ACPO CPI) Managing Director, Richard Childs presented the award to Media Outcomes senior partner, Kevin Shapland.

What they say

“Media Outcomes is the first company in the country to receive the Secured Environments award which is a significant achievement, demonstrating an ongoing, pro-active approach to security risk management,” said Mr Childs. “Taking active steps to reduce crime and improve security is vital to ensuring the long-term sustainability of businesses and the premises on which they operate.”

The award follows an audit of the company’s security and safety policies and practice, conducted by Perpetuity, a ‘spin-out’ from the University of Leicester. Director of Perpetuity, Prof Martin Gill also congratulated Media Outcomes on achieving the accreditation.

“This police accredited scheme has considerable potential to change the standards of crime prevention practice across the UK. Media Outcomes are an example of how important improvements in the security of people and property can be made efficiently and cost-effectively. It is a fantastic achievement and one that sets a target others will want to reach.”

Media Outcomes Senior Partner, Kevin Shapland said: “The safety and security of our staff, our premises and our clients sits at the top of our list of priorities and it is gratifying to know that the policies and procedures we have in place to ensure
this are up to scratch,” said Mr Shapland “We believe Secured Environments makes an important contribution to business success by helping to focus organisations on an essential area of business activity. We were relatively happy with our physical security arrangements, but the accreditation process forced us to think hard about issues such as the security of clients’ information and staff safety and to review our systems for ensuring that we are thinking about these matters on a continuous basis.”

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